The Rest of DC

So, back to the DC thing. I had a fabulous time. Not that I didn’t think I would, but there’s always that possibility when you visit someone you’ve met through blogging and have only seen in real life for a total of 24 hours. Melissa and I have been email buddies since Michelle, so I was pretty sure she wasn’t creepy. Or at least not too creepy to visit for the weekend.

Besides our 10 miler, there was lots of eating, frozen yogurt, shopping, and walking. I arrived on Friday where Melissa met me at the airport and we took the metro back to her place.

The metro in DC is like a cleaner version of the NYC subway, but it smells like pee. Horrible, horrible pee.

After I dropped off my bag at Melissa’s place, we had a celebratory drink and I met her Vizsla, Roo, who likes to sit like a human and took a rather big liking to me and my dirty undergarments.

After our drinks, we walked to dinner to a restaurant called The Heights that was really (and I mean, really) delicious.

We sat at the bar instead of waiting for a table and I ordered a lamb burger that refused to photograph.

But afterwards, I had some frozen yogurt that didn’t mind smiling for the camera.

We walked back home after the frozen yogurt and called it an early night since we knew we’d be running the next morning. That worked out well since Roo gave us a 7:00 am wake-up call.

After our run on Saturday, we walked Roo for about a mile, came back, showered, and then walked another 3 miles to Georgetown for some brunch and shopping. We ate brunch at a place called Scion.

If all the places in DC are as good as The Heights and Scion, then I need to get back there ASAP.

At Scion, I had my first Bellini.

And Melissa had a extremely spicy Bloody Mary. (Check out the awesomely moustached, double-fister behind her. I love him so.much.)

We both ordered the same thing, because I think we are slowly becoming the same person. (An egg white omelet with turkey sausage, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, and a side of salsa. That included an all-you-can-eat fruit bar where I took up residence.)

Then we walked around for some shopping where I found this saucy little number that I think will really bring out my eyes.

After shopping, we took a cab home to relax for a bit because we knew we’d be walking to dinner and we’d been on our feet all day. What is up with DC having no yellow cabs? They are all gray and look like normal cars. I felt like a hitchhiker out there. The cab that stopped was a Prius. A Prius! DC is getting all sorts of fancy. Orlando only has 1982 Crowne Victorias as cabs. Lame.

Anyway, we rested for about an hour, freshened up (i.e. sprayed on a lot of perfume), and then walked another mile and a half to dinner at LevelOne.

I had the pear, dried cranberry, feta, and candied walnut salad. Then I had them add a grilled chicken breast on top because mama needed some protein.

Those are pears, not slugs. Also, the waiter (who reminded me of a younger Mario Lopez) asked if it was our first time there because we were taking so many pictures. #Busted

After dinner, Melissa thought it necessary for more frozen yogurt.

Mr. Yogato is basically awesome. There were so many things you could do to get discounts on your frozen yogurt, like ordering in a Donald Duck voice or doing the full Michael Jackson Thriller dance.

Seriously, what are some four letter words with three syllables? We could not think of one.

We guessed the word scramble for a 5% discount, but I was fully prepared to order like Donald Duck.

All the tables were kid’s tables with old school games to play. It was just a really fun place.

After yogurt, we hit the town.

We went to a couple different bars and I even met one of Melissa’s cutie-pie co-workers, who looks like a younger Jake Gyllenhaal. I wanted to pinch his cute little 24-year old cheeks. All four of them.

By 2:00am, we were ready to call it a night. We made the 2 mile walk home and along the way we found this gem.

With our 10 mile run that morning and the 8-10 miles we walked all day long, my legs were exhausted. We crashed hard and slept through our big plans to go to brunch the next morning before my flight back to Orlando.

So, that was the end of my awesome weekend and the beginning of my awesome new IRL friendship. Smile


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22 responses to “The Rest of DC

  1. I just spent way too much time trying to figure out the 4-letter words with three syllables. And I failed miserably.

  2. Connie

    Oreo is a four letter word with 3 syllables 🙂
    and is also by best friend.

  3. Another *** Diet Girl

    Aria is another one. I’m now obsessed with getting the countries with Qs in their names!!

  4. That yogurt place looks like the bomb!

    I will now brush up on my Thriller dance and the lyrics to I’m Too Sexy so I’ll be prepared if I’m ever in DC!

  5. Reese’s Puffs? Sadly, I’ve never heard of them until now. Just another example of my sheltered childhood.

  6. Ananda R.

    Shoot. I thought of ‘aqua’ immediately and now can’t think of any other words. That yogurt place looks fun!

  7. Amanda

    Area is a four letter words with three syllables!

    And that froyo place looks beyond fun!

  8. Amber K

    Okay, the countries with the letter Q are going to drive me insane. Besides naming words with four letters and three syllables. I never would have come up with any answers! But the fro-yo looks like it’s worth paying full price.

  9. runderbykat

    That yogurt place looks amazing. I will do anything for a good discount. I just tried to connect my name to Allen Davis, but can’t seem to get there. Stupid name.

    I guess being fat is a perk if you have a kidnapping fear…

  10. Looks like you crazy kids had a blast!
    I really like your red lip color that you rocked on your night on the town. Always styling….and yes, that even includes your Peeps tank-top! 🙂

  11. With all that walking, are all DC residents skinny?! I would be so tired (aka crabby) if I walked that much!*

    • Paula

      It’s a really active city! Out on our run, we saw tons of people running/biking/going to yoga. I wish Orlando was like that. Then I wouldn’t have to put down the peanut butter.

  12. Lee

    I also thought of oreo. And Ohio.

  13. What I want to know is why a picture of this Gyllenhaal look alike isn’t on the post — we want eye candy too! 🙂

    • Paula

      I know! I was trying to be respectful since I don’t know him well. But the pic is on my FB page so you can check it out there. 😉

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